Morikami Museum and Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road, 561-495-0233
Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Morikami Museum and Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. In addition to the spectacular gardens, offerings include rotating exhibitions in the galleries, monthly tea ceremonies in its Seishin-an tea house, educational outreach with local schools and traditional Japanese festivals celebrated for the public at various times throughout the year.
Pineapple Grove Arts District
NE 2nd Avenue
Located just off Atlantic Avenue in downtown East Delray, this area is well known for an eclectic mix of cafes, boutiques, galleries, entertainment and spas catering to health, beauty and well being. Additionally, Delray’s Green Market is now taking place here on Saturdays, beginning in mid October through season. Pineapple Grove features exciting public artwork and working artists throughout the district. The addition of The Arts Garage lends a new energy and a myriad of entertainment for all ages.
51 N. Swinton Avenue, 561-243-7922
The Crest Theatre is housed in the restored 1925 Delray High School building and was dedicated in 1993 as the performing arts center. It was originally the high school auditorium and its renovation transformed it into a 323-seat state of the art facility. The Main Stage Series (November-April) offers professional theatre, music and dance as well as national tours and local variety shows. The Broadway Cabaret Series (January-April) features Broadway selections, and The Lecture Series (January-April) features national and notable speakers on a variety of topics.
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
170 NW 5th Avenue, 561-279-8883
This museum is located in the historic West Settlers District of Delray Beach. It is dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history of Florida.
It is located in the former home of the late Solomon Spady, a most prominent African-American educator. Spady was also a community leader in Delray from 1922-1957. It is the only museum of it’s kind in Palm Beach County and home to exhibits of shows which highlight the influences and talents of African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and Haitian-Americans. Also featured here: Kid’s Cultural Club, Trolley Tours and special events.
Delray Beach Historical Society
3 NE 1st Street, 561-274-9578
With a mission of “the conservation, promotion and teaching of local and state history, the historical society looks to establishing a sense of place, a sense of community and an appreciation of the past for the next generation.” The Cason Cottage Museum has been facilitating the teaching of Delray Beach and Florida history since 1989. There is also a gift cottage which is a wonderful source of reading materials and unique gift items which represent Delray’s Beach’s history.
Sandoway House Nature Center
142 S. Ocean Boulevard, 561-274-7263
This nature center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home along A1A, and provides the community with an opportunity to view a living history experience with a focus on preserving our coastal and marine habitats. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now home to native plants, live animals and a renowned collection of sea shells. Some of the educational programs include: shark feedings, guided historic tours, nature walks, astronomy nights, summer camp and special events such as Earth Day.
Delray Beach Yacht Cruises
801 East Atlantic Avenue (Veteran’s Park), 561-243-0686
For a different way to view Delray Beach, particularly some of the loveliest homes and gardens along the intracoastal, this is the way to go. Delray Yacht Cruises has been named the number one sightseeing and charter company in South Florida. Reservations are strongly suggested and free parking is available adjacent Veteran’s Park.
Delray Beach Park Locations
Anchor Park, 340 South Ocean Blvd.
Atlantic Dunes Park, 1605 Ocean Blvd.
Barwick Park, 735 Barwick Road
Bexley Trail Community Park, 1400 W. Bexley Park Dr.
Carver Square Park, SW 3rd St and SW 7th Ave.
Catherine Strong Splash Park, 1500 SW 6th St.
City Marina, 159 Marine Way
Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave.
Cornell Park, 301 NW 9th St
Currie Commons Park, 750 SE 2nd Ave
Del Ida Park, NE2nd Ave and NE 6th St
Delray Municipal Beach, South Ocean Blvd (A1A)
Delray Oaks Natural Area, 2021 SW 29th St.
Delray Swim and Tennis Club Pool, 2350 Jaeger Dr
Eagle Park, 55 Coral Trace Blvd
Family Recreation and Fitness Center Playground, 850 N Congress Ave
Knowles Park, 1001 S. Federal Hwy
LaHacienda Gardens, Lake Ave N
Lake Ida Dog Park, Lake Ida Rd, E of I95
Lakeview Park, 1100 Lake Dr
Leon M Weekes Environmental Preserve, 2800 Albatross Rd
Libby Wesley Park, SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Ave
Mangrove Park, 1211 S. Federal Hwy
Merritt Park, 316 SW 2nd Ave
Mike Machek Boy Scout Park, 413 Lake Ida Rd
Oakmont Park, 2200 SW 35th Ave
Old School Square Pk, 95 NE 1st Ave
Orchard View Park, 4060 Old Germantown Rd
Pine Grove Park, 400 SW 10th St
Plumosa Park, 1720 NE 3rd Ave
Pompey Park and Pool, 1101 NW 2nd St
Robert P Miller Park, 1905 SW 4th Ave
Rosemont Park, 550 SW 4th Ave
Sandoway Park, 200 Block of A1A, South of Atlantic
Sarah Gleason Park, 2 S Ocean Blvd
Seacrest Soccer Complex and Hilltopper Stadium, 2505 N Seacrest Blvd
Sunshine Park, 145 SW 15th Ave
Veteran’s Park, 802 NE 1st St
Worthing Park, 150 E Atlantic Ave